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									                                                                                                          doi:10.3763/ijas.2007.0291




The value of plant genetic diversity to resource-poor farmers
in Nepal and Vietnam
Bhuwon Sthapit1, Ram Rana2, Pablo Eyzaguirre3 and Devra Jarvis3
1Bioversity International (formally International Plant Genetic Resources Institute), Regional Office for Asia, the
Pacific and Oceania, 3–10 Dharmashila Buddha Marg, Nadipur Patan, Kaski, Pokhara-3, Nepal; 2Local Initiatives
for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LIBIRD), PO Box 324, Pokhara, Nepal; and 3Bioversity International
(IPGRI), Diversity for Livelihoods Programme, Via del Tre Denari 472/a, 00057 Maccarese, Rome, Italy




      Genetic resources for food and agriculture are the biological basis of world food and nutrition security;
      and they directly or indirectly support the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people. Genetic diversity gives
      a species or a population the ability to adapt to changin
								
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